I recently completed my draft set design. (Photos 1 and 2) I used a sheet of foam insulation and hot glue to form the basic shape. (Photo 3) I also threw together some architecture props to see if using foam and watery putty was going to work. (Photo 4) I covered the foam with two cans of Durham’s Water Putty which I purchased at Lowe’s for about $2 a can. (Photos 5 and 6) I then smoothed out some of the texture with acrylic gel medium and followed up with some Liquitex acrylic paint.
My next step is to work out some shots to see how I will modify this set design and go back to make new props and set pieces with greater detail. I’m also experimenting with wire, putty, and latex for trees and foliage.